Increased Precautions We're Taking in Response to COVID-19

LAST UPDATED ON 10/09/2020

As updates on the impact of the coronavirus continue to be released, we want to take a moment to inform you of the heightened preventative measures we have put in place at Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center to keep our patients, their families, and our employees safe. All efforts are guided by and in adherence to the recommendations distributed by the CDC.

Please note that for the safety of our patients, their families, and our staff, on-site visitation is no longer allowed at Cove Forge Behavioral Health Center.

  • This restriction has been implemented in compliance with updated corporate and state regulations to further reduce the risks associated with COVID-19.
  • Options for telehealth visitation are continuously evaluated so that our patients can remain connected to their loved ones.
  • Alternate methods of communication for other services may be offered when deemed clinically appropriate.

For specific information regarding these changes and limitations, please contact us directly.

CDC updates are consistently monitored to ensure that all guidance followed is based on the latest information released.

  • All staff has received infection prevention and control training.
  • Thorough disinfection and hygiene guidance has been provided.
  • Patient care supplies such as masks and hand sanitizer are being monitored and utilized.
  • Temperature and symptom screening protocols are in place for all patients and staff.
  • Social distancing strategies have been implemented to ensure that patients and staff maintain proper distance from one another at all times.
  • Cleaning service contracts have been reviewed for additional support.
  • Personal protective equipment items are routinely checked to ensure proper and secure storage.
  • CDC informational posters are on display to provide important reminders on proper infection prevention procedures.
  • We are in communication with our local health department to receive important community-specific updates.

The safety of our patients, their families, and our employees is our top priority, and we will remain steadfast in our efforts to reduce any risk associated with COVID-19.

The CDC has provided a list of easy tips that can help prevent the spread of the coronavirus.

  • Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
  • Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue and then immediately dispose of the tissue.
  • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
  • Clean and disinfect objects and surfaces that are frequently touched.
  • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
  • Stay home when you are sick, except to get medical care.

For detailed information on COVID-19, please visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

Professional Referrals

We are proud of the relationships we have built with our referral partners. We are always looking to make new ones in order to better serve our community.

At Cove Forge Behavioral Health System, we strive to make the referral process one that is as smooth and streamlined as possible. We take great pride in the relationships that we have built with referring professionals, and we aim to make the process one that is truly beneficial for all involved.

The referral process begins in the same way that the admissions process does. Referents are able to contact the admissions department at any time, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. A trained admissions coordinator will ask questions about the individual’s history and the individual’s family history. The admissions coordinator will then inquire about any medical or mental health complications that the individual may have. If the individual being referred for services at Cove Forge is currently in the hospital, the medical director will review his or her hospital records to ensure that he or she is medically appropriate for and able to be well cared for at Cove Forge.

Once all of this information has been obtained, and the individual is determined to be appropriate for the type of programming offered at Cove Forge, the admissions coordinator will confirm a bed date for admission and set up transportation if needed.

Here at Cove Forge, our staff works closely with referral sources while individuals are in our care in order to ensure that they are consistently updated during the individuals’ stays with us. We require that the individuals who are participating in treatment sign a confidential release of information consent form to grant us permission to speak with the referral sources throughout their time in treatment.

Many of the referrals made to Cove Forge Behavioral Health System are self-referrals, however, we also work with closely with a number of different entities who have served as referents. Examples of such referral sources include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Hospitals
  • Drug and alcohol outpatient service offices
  • Mental health outpatient service offices
  • Private clinicians
  • Physicians
  • Employee Assistance Program (EPA) professionals
  • Unions
  • Attorneys
  • Insurance companies
  • Family members

If you believe that someone in your care could benefit from the comprehensive services offered at Cove Forge Behavioral Health System, please do not hesitate to contact us today. Our knowledgeable admissions staff will be able to guide you through the process and answer any questions that you may have. Whatever the individual’s needs may be, the staff at Cove Forge will help you determine the best course of action to take.

Marks of Quality Care
  • Commission on Accreditation of Rehabilitation Facilities (CARF)
  • Pennsylvania Department of Drug & Alcohol Programs
  • Glasser Quality Organization
  • The Jason Foundation